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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:23 am 
I went online and searched for the Canon D60 but all I got were results for the Canon 60D which we all know is an amazing camera. For those who don't know..the Canon D60 came out a VERY VERY longtime ago and from what I know it is 6.0 MEGAPIXELS camera..My point ..would you get an old camera for that price? :/ Is it a rip off?

P.S. I already own a Canon rebel xsi and I'm in love with it. Just wondering if it would be a a good backup camera. :/


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It might be a backup camera, but not what I'd call "good". For about the same amount of money you might get a 350D / 20D - both having the "next generation" sensor. :lol:

(Maybe even 30D...?)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:12 am 
LOL you're so right but I forgot to mention one detail...I noticed that it also comes with a Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom :O . So what do you think now??? hehe


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I think the lens (provided that it's in good condition) is worth the $250 alone.

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You should have said that earier. The 28-135mm is a great lens in terms of image quality! Not too much worse than the 24-105mm L-lens, it just doesn't have the fixed aperture.

Go for the D60 as your backup camera! :lol:

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The lens is indeed a good one. It is not very wide at the 28mm end, on a cropped-sensor camera, but covers a usefully good range. I really know very little about pre-400D consumer-level Canons, so will not address that issue.

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The D60 isn't a consumer camera... more a "prosumer" It's the 10D's predecessor. But in that time digital cameras were a quite "new technology" so most people were still using analog cameras when this camera was released.
Although it has a cropped frame sensor it won't take EF-S lenses!

28mm on a crop frame camera really isn't wide but if I'm outside I'm more often missing the further end than the wider end so it's a good "everyday lens" in my opinion. Sometimes - especially inside of buildings - you might still be missing the wide end but that's what you need other lenses for.

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Pretty sure those old DSLRs use crappy NIMH batteries, so if ti comes with the originals be prepared to recharge them a LOT. And finding cheap chinese copies might be hard due to the age of the camera.
Something to keep in mind.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:22 pm 
I got it! and i ended up getting it for 225! Oh and I'm using that lens for my rebel xsi. :D


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Sounds like you got a bargain, even if you don't use the camera. Congrats!

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Pretty sure those old DSLRs use crappy NIMH batteries, so if ti comes with the originals be prepared to recharge them a LOT. And finding cheap chinese copies might be hard due to the age of the camera.
Something to keep in mind.

As far as I know it takes the same batteries as the Canon EOS 10D-50D :roll:

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Oh well, just trying to point out a possible flaw. I know the first 1D (and Nikon's D1 at that) do use the Nimhs instead of today's Li-ions, but perhaps the consumer models got li-ions from the get-go.

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